YouTube: Ornithology - Bass (Melody / Walking Bass / Improvisation)

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Mr. BassmanPT, Dec 31, 2013.


  1. Mr. BassmanPT

    Mr. BassmanPT

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    Hope you like it. I am still learning so be nice :)

    These bebop sax tunes are awesome!

  2. christianharger

    christianharger Supporting Member

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    nicely done! I like this tune.

    for the solo section, I like how you play off the rhythmic motifs from the head, but maybe try to develop some of your own rhythmic ideas as well.

    something that helped me out a ton with bop soloing and learning the language and vocabulary is the Charlie Parker Omnibook. it contains his more popular tunes and some of his more famous solos transcribed; and it's even available in bass clef!

    keep swingin'.
  3. Mr. BassmanPT

    Mr. BassmanPT

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    thanks for your comments.

    you have a good ear. first improvisation chorus i used the same rhythm from the head.

    i am still new to the bebop style and will surely try to develop my own style.

    i already have the parker omnibook in bass clef, will use it for sure. regards
  4. christianharger

    christianharger Supporting Member

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    yeah man, it's really tough! I'm definitely still on my journey toward this, but I think the goal is to learn the bebop language incredibly well and then slowly start steering the ship toward a nice middle ground between classic bebop Parker licks and your own voice. like learning the correct grammar and traditional vocabulary of a different language, in hopes to eventually learn the phrases and slang that will best apply to you and sound like you personally.
  5. Mr. BassmanPT

    Mr. BassmanPT

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    It is fun by being tough. At least I enjoy it this way :)

    And you nailed it. Parker is a really good school. As is Coltrane.
  6. Nick303

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    Absolutely lovely work mate, I've been working Ornithology for a long time and your work up the neck has really inspired me.
  7. Mr. BassmanPT

    Mr. BassmanPT

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    really? i feel flatered by your comment although i am still a rookie in this bebop stuff.

    regards

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